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and also conrns surrounding china's tax policy. also hong kong's hangsang has shed around 534 points just in the last three trading sessions. that's also a big focus there. >> following u.s. retail sales, where is the dollar yen trading now? >> big focus. let's have a look at some of the pairs there. the dollar is being bought on the positive u.s. retail sales data that we just went over. euro remains under pressure. data on euro zone industrial output was weaker than many analysts expected. the lower house of japan's parliament will vote on the candidates for bank of japan governors. all nominees are expecting to take office. the big office will be on what the incoming bank of japan governor will takes its first step in monetary easing policy measures at the next doj meeting in april. that's going to be a big focus. >> thanks a lot for that update. democrats and republicans have released their job budgets for next fiscal year but the plans show little change. these are tax hikes for t ch. democrats want a review of tax deductions for the wealthy. they aim to reduce revenue by billions of
's gas prices, the payroll taxes, or whether disruptions. >> lorwer income americans seem to be the most fragile, on tuesday charles holly said taxes are his shoppers number two concern, adding it's the first time in a long time taxes were a top concern at all. itg investment research chief economist steve blitz says this retail sales report illustrates two separate consumer groups. with higher income americans spending on autos and building supplies while lower income americans continue to be adversely impacted by higher payroll taxes, rising gas prices and delayed tax refund checks, a sentiment echoed by the national retail federation. for "nightly business report," i'm courtney reagan. >> as courtney just mentioned, consumers are spending on housing and garden supplies. coming up, we'll take you behind the scenes of the home depot product walk. it's where companies showcase their hottest home items for this spring. >>> chief executives of some of america's biggest companies are optimistic about the u.s. economy, expecting it to grow more than 2% this year. the business roundtable is o
, the idea that there's all of this russian money with all this speculation, you know, that this is a tax haven and that this is money that people have questions about, that the way europe is approaching sigh pruls is not the way you'd awe approach these other countries and if you approach the other countries this way you crea real problemnd the know that. >>hat brings what happens to the parliament and what impact does that have. >> the cyprian parliament decide the to vote down the bill to confiscate the money from depositors. we don't have a bill or any certainty what's going to happen. most likely recommit to the cyprian parliament and then see what's going to happen to the banks. remember the banks have been closed until thursday morning. today walt the governor of the central bank of cyprus presumely he will know saying it could be a run of ten percentof deposits on the cyprian banks. and that's cause for concern. i think the banks in cyprus make two fundamental mistakes. banking 101 is supposed to boil out. don't lose money you don't have and they did and don't ever mess with depos
of that would come through the higher taxes approved in january. but 1.8 trillion would come from repealing the president's gnate health care law. in addition the plan convers medicaid to a block grant to the states and reduces its federal funding share. ryan also proposed, as he has in the past, transforming medicare by giving seniors a fixed amount to purchase traditional program coverage or a private plan. last year's republican vice presidential nominee acknowledged that the plan won't get past senate democrats or president obama. instead, he said, it's an opening bid. >> will the president take everyone of these solutions? probably not. are a lot of these solutions very popular and did we win these arguments in the campaign? some of think so. and so what we're saying is here's our offer. here's our vision. eiras how we propose to balance the budget and grow the economy, repair the safety net, save medicare. >> reporter: be democrats quickly charged that ryan's math, especially on taxes, does not add up. he would eliminate most deductions and lower tax rates. white house spokesman jay c
-term spending cuts continues. >> republicans and democrats in washington are still fighting over taxes and spending but they've agreed to keep the fight under control. house already passed a bill to keep the government running past the end of this month. now the senates preparing to do the same thing and there, the two parties aren't far apart on the details. >> we've con ens didded the number of amendments being talked about seriously. i commend them and their staff through all of their efforts. >> i spoke with them this morning. they've yet to reach an agreement. >> but the gap remains huge for a long-term plan for bringing government spending and revenue inline. >> they'll rede the entitlement programs but only if republicans agree to tax hikes and jepd speaker john boehner said the house's answer to that is no. >> the president got his tax heights on january 1st. the talk about raising revenue is over. it's time to deal with the spending problem. >> the two chambers have a way of talking about their differences, not with president obama but on each other. work on the contrasting ho
union leaders called for a tax on savings accounts, prompting a drop in global stocks. >. it's outright theft. >> woodruff: jeffrey brown kicks off a week of stories about the middle east, starting with israel's new governing coalition sworn into office today. >> ifill: paul solman reports on older workers in academic institutions, professors in the classroom long past age 65. >> am i keeping track of jobs? yes. that's okay. as long as i'm a good teacher, that's what's important. >> woodruff: and we examine the republican national committee's call for a new direction for the g.o.p., a road map hoping for a rebound in 2016 and beyond. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation
their savings. tell us about this tax. >> the details were supposed to be decided on by today. due to strong reaction from the public, officials decided they needed a few more days to ponder it. political leaders have postponed a vote to seize a portion of individual's bank deposits to bail out its financial sector. the island nation has been asked by the european union to impose a bank deposit tax of up to 9.9% in return for a bailout of 10 billion euros or about $13 billion. the public's anger is growing and banks in the nation have been closed to avert panic. the government is working on a plan to soften the impact of the levee on small savers and increase the burden on larger ones. it's unclear whether the proposal will go through the l parliament as the country does not have a ruling party. finance ministers called an merge teleconference meeting. global stock markets took a tumble monday in new york. the dow closed down 62 points. that's more than .4 of a percent. to see how stocks are trading this tuesday morning here in tokyo, let's go do ramin. >> we could be in for a bit of a bou
rejects a plan to tax its bank depositors. the euro falls to its lowest level since november. >>> ben bernanke and the fed get down to biness. what should we expect after its two-day meeting ends tomorrow? we'll ask former federal reserve governor randy crosser in. >> and what does the ceo of one of the world's iconic brands think of the economy and the american consumer? susie sits down with the top man at coca-cola. all that and more coming up right now on "nbr." good evening and welcome to our public television viewers. susie, once again, little cyprus making big economic noise today. >> you're right, tyler. actually a big win for citizens in cyprus. lawmakers rejected today an unpopular and unprecented proposal to tax bank deposits. it was part of a larger eurozone bailout plan to rescue those banks and keep the nation solvent. the crucial vote came after a wave of protests, and as cypr t cypriots scrambled to withdraw cash from their atms. bertha coombs joins us with more on today's historic vote and what's ahead for cyprus? >> what's ahead is a very big question. the world was
taxes. >> ultimately, it may be that the differences are just too wide. if their position is, "we can't do any revenue," or, "we can only do revenue if we gut medicare or gut social security or gut medicaid," if that's the position, then we're probably not going to be able to get a deal. >> reporter: after the president left, house speaker john boehner replied that it's mr. obama who's the obstacle to getting a deal. >> we have a spending problem. we have to attack the spending. and the president understands, yeah we've got some long term spending that we need to deal with. but he's going to hold hostage the fact that he wants to raise taxes on the american people again. that's not going to get us very far. >> reporter: some republicans, such as house budget chair paul ryan, on msnbc today, also questioned whether the meetings with lawmakers are just for show. >> the question is, is he going was the so-called charm offensive a temporary, you know, poll-driven political calculation, or was it a sincere conversion to try and bring people together and start communicating? >> reporter: ot
the payroll tax hike, higher gas prices are a reason for concern. >> not only are we paying everything extra, we're paying the tolls, everything is going up but people's salaries. >> i spent a lot of money on gas because of the amount i commute. you just got the pay it. >> reporter: in fact, 72% of americans say the fluctuations in gas prices have impacted their spending, and roughly 23% said they delayed a mayor purchase because of higher gas prices. >> 70% of the economy is based on consumer spending. so you have a trifecta. consumers are concerned about the national economy. they just took a hit in their paychecks as a result of the yroll tax hike, and then on top of that the higheras prices are going to force them to make some decisions that they wouldn't otherwise have to make. so it's very concerning. >> reporter: pain at the pump is something that all americans can identify with. but many consumers say that they work their budgets around higher gas prices because commuting expenses are nonnegotiable. but how do the higher prices impact the rest of their spending remains to be seen. fo
that advertised discretion and what they call tax optimization. and they did have lower corporate tax rates. so there are legitimate reasons to put your money here. but, also, previous governments than the current one, they wanted to be a international financial center. th worked very hard to attract capital from all over the world. it is the business model of this country. but it's not going to be very for long. they just can't do it anymore. >>> one statistic to leave you with. the banking system is so much larger here in cyprus, if we wanted to have one in the united states that was as large equivalent to our economy, we would need 45 more jpmorgans. that's how much bigger we would have to get to match the size that they've done here relative to the size of this place. >> thank you very much. >>> well, a big bipartisan vote at the capital, the senate overwhelmingly passed a massive stop-gap spending bill that will keep washington up and running through the end of september. it leaves federal spending cuts in place. but that could mean job furloughs for hundreds of thousands of federal worker
donnell, who is raising taxes to pay for a transportation plan in his state. all of which leaves conservatives facing a key question: how to unify behind a central message that moves the republican party forward? veteran republican pollster whit ayres says it will take more than tinkering. >> it is delusional to think that we had the right message and we just haven't communicated it effectively. you don't lose five of the last six presidential elections in the popular vote if you have got the right message. so we need new message, new messengers and a new tone. >> reporter: francesca chambers is editor of the conservative blog "red alert politics." she says the effort must involve more outreach to young people and minorities, but she acknowledges that will take time. >> that is not necessarily going to happen in three months time. i think that it's unfair to say, "oh, the election was in november and we don't see big changes, sweeping changes happening yet." i think that everyone needs some time to make these things happen and we have got four years to make that happen. >> reporter: in the mea
agents as well as mustard gas. the parliament of cyprus voted to reject a bill that would tax bank deposits in order to qualify for an international bailout package. to receive $13 billion from the e.u. and the international monetary fund, cyprus has to raise $7.5 billion on its own. but taxing people's bank accounts proved unpopular, even when the provision was added to shield small savers. banks across cyprus will remain closed until thursday to avoid a run on cash. uncertainty about the cyprus situation set markets around the world and on wall street on edge. the dow jones industrial average gained more than three points to close above 14,455. the nasdaq fell eight points to close at 3229. seven u.s. marines were killed after a mortar unexpectedly exploded during a training exercise in western nevada. military officials said that prompted the pentagon to halt the use of the mortar worldwide until an investigation can be completed. the accident happened last night at the hawthorne army depot. the marines who were killed were based at camp lejeune in north carolina. seven other ma
additional tax hikes to cut the deficit. many democrats are opposed to substantial cuts in entitlement spending. the democratic led senate judiciary committee approved a new ban on assault-style weapons today. the bill would outlaw the sale of 157 kinds of semi-automatic weapons and limit ammunition clip sizes to 10 bullets. it passed on a party-line vote of ten to eight, with all republicans opposed. but it faces long odds in the full senate. the head of the transportation security administration is defending a proposal to allow small knives on passenger planes. the idea has provoked a backlash by pilots, flight attendants and others. but john pistole told a house hearing today that the concerns are misplaced. he said an attacker could use any number of things already on planes. >> a metal knife or fork, whether it's a wine glass or wine bottle that they break and use, there's any number of things that could be used as a deadly instrument. it really gets again to what is the intent of the person on board as opposed to the object. if we simply focus on objects, then we're always behind
cashed fewer tax refund checks than it did last year at this time, but it has been picking up in the past week. the company also increased its shareholder dividend. another company on the front lines with consumers, grocery store safeway. shares shot up to an 18 month high, rallying 14.1%. volume jumped seven-fold thanks to a strong earnings report even as it faces competition from wal-mart and others. safeway earned $0.94 per share, a significant increase from last year, and well above wall street estimates. the store said sales continue to gain momentum, crediting gas- station rewards and customer loyalty programs. among the drags on the financial sector were some of the big banks. bank of america fell 3.2%. it recently traded at a year and a half high. same for goldman sachs, which lost 2.8% today. morgan anley s wn 2.5%. home depot shares fell 3.1%. it has been one of the best dow jones industrial stocks over the past 12 months. earlier, ruben reported on hiring in the auto industry. electric car maker tesla, though, warned of new cost cuts as it lost more money than feared last quart
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